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    The No. 1 seed Purdue Boilermakers (29-5) and the No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (20-15) will meet in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 6:50 PM. Purdue is favored by 23 points in the contest, which airs on TNT. Here’s everything you need to know about this 1-16 matchup when filling out your brackets.

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    How do I watch Boilermakers vs. Knights?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:50 PM ET
    • TV Channel: TNT
    • Location: Columbus, Ohio
    • Arena: Nationwide Arena

    Betting Lines for Boilermakers vs. Knights

    Purdue vs Fairleigh Dickinson Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Purdue -23 145

    Purdue Betting Stats & Information

    • Purdue has won 88.9% of its games this season when the moneyline favorite (24-3).
    • The Boilermakers have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -10000 or shorter.
    • So far this season, the Boilermakers have compiled a 13-20-1 record against the spread.
    • In games they have played as at least 23-point underdogs this year, the Knights are 1-0 against the spread.
    • Purdue’s average point total in matchups this year is 135.8, 9.2 points less than the total in this game.

    Fairleigh Dickinson Betting Stats & Info

    • Fairleigh Dickinson has been underdogs in 13 games this season and won six (46.2%) of those contests.
    • The Knights have played as an underdog of +1800 or more once this season and lost that game.
    • So far this year, the Knights have compiled a 14-18-1 record against the spread.
    • In games they have played as at least 23-point underdogs this year, the Knights are 1-0 against the spread.
    • The average over/under for Fairleigh Dickinson’s games this year is 7.5 more points than the point total of 145 for this outing.

    Purdue vs. Fairleigh Dickinson Season Stat Comparison

    Purdue Rank Purdue AVG Fairleigh Dickinson AVG Fairleigh Dickinson Rank
    142nd 73.1 Points Scored 78 38th
    20th 62.7 Points Allowed 74.5 304th
    9th 36.2 Rebounds 31.1 228th
    16th 11 Off. Rebounds 10 53rd
    231st 6.9 3pt Made 8.2 86th
    30th 15.5 Assists 14.9 54th
    40th 10.4 Turnovers 11.2 110th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Purdue Boilermakers Leaders

    • Zach Edey leads the Boilermakers in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 22.3 points and 12.8 rebounds per game.
    • Braden Smith is Purdue’s best passer, distributing 4.3 assists per game while scoring 9.8 PPG.
    • Fletcher Loyer makes more threes per game than any other member of the Boilermakers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.6 per contest.

    Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Leaders

    • Demetre Roberts’ points (16.6 per game) and assists (4.3 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Knights’ leaderboards.
    • Joe Munden Jr.’s stat line of 4.9 rebounds, 10.6 points and one assist per game helps him grab the top spot on the Fairleigh Dickinson rebounding leaderboard.
    • Grant Singleton is consistent from three-point range and leads the Knights with 2.2 made threes per game.

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